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Manual test while running a load test?

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sneff
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Manual test while running a load test?

Is it possible to run a manual test while a load test is being executed?   I have tried having the manual steps as their own test case, test suite, and even project.

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msiadak
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I have not tried this myself, no, but I would be hard pressed to see a viable reason for this within the constraints of running a performance/load test. A manual test would stop whatever load tests are being ran and would likely skew the metrics.  I'll see if I can find any documentation on this though.

 




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sneff
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My team is looking to load test while manual testing as a way to evaluate user experience while the system is under load.  I understand this could be created with the performance license and setting up assertions based on server response time, however we do not have the license purchased/installed yet so we can not accomplish this with just one tester.

msiadak
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By "manual" test I made the assumption you meant the Manual Test Step, which requires user input. I apologize, because I believe you mean that you have a series of regular tests that you run manually that you want to have going at the same time as the Load Test.

You are right, without a license the Performance test functionality is limited. You could try using the Load Test Runner batch file/script to launch the load test, and then run your manual/regular tests via the GUI interface. That might work. You can check the documentation on that here. 

 




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